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Poster: No-Source Netlabel Date: Apr 18, 2011 7:16pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: [NS029] Book of Burrow | laptop folk

The debut, self-titled release from Book of Burrow is a cozy, whimsical snapshot of instrumental folktronica. Similar in style to The Books, Book of Burrow, a collaborative project between Michael Carrier and Morgan Quirk. They build short musical pieces out of sampled instruments, snippets of recording sessions, and electronic clicks. The God Tree opens the album with hi-hat rhythms and glitch filled guitar delay. Hovel is a slow, minimal groove. Judas the Water Shrew showcases Quirk's sweet, lullaby guitar work. Pathless is lo-fi drum loops, guitar samples, and wide drones – an exercise in unease and a wave of calming tone. Bark is a short little tune with lo-fi guitars meandering over drums. The album ends with the electronic focused track Little Auk. Short, simple, sweet, and a little over twelve minutes – we can not wait to see what Book of Burrow has in store next.